Spouting vitriol on the Senate floor has become somewhat of a habit for Minority Leader Harry Reid, but his harshly partisan speech this Thursday marked a new level of criticism.
Reid called Trump a “spoiled brat,” a “con artist,” and a “human leech,” joining President Obama, Bill Clinton, and other Democrats in attacking Donald Trump as Hillary Clinton recovers from a bout of pneumonia that caused her to faint last Sunday.
Reid insists that Trump “doesn’t understand the middle class,” and that he’s only out for himself. “He is a spoiled brat, raised in plenty, who inherited a fortune and used his money to make more money,” said Reid. “And he did a lot of it by swindling working men and women.”
“I don’t care if he wants to be president or city commissioner, Donald Trump is in it to benefit Donald Trump,” argued the Nevada Senator.
The media is calling Reid’s performance a “temper tantrum,” and we can’t help but agree. Reid’s seething speech was in essence a breakdown, and you can bet it wouldn’t have happened if the 76-year-old had decided to run for reelection.
“These Republicans want to believe that our country isn’t great. They want to believe this nation’s foundering. They don’t want to listen to the facts. They just follow Trump,” said Reid, specifically addressing Trump’s “Republican followers here in Congress.”
He then accused those Republicans of ignoring “millions of newly-insured Americans” and rooting against America. “They say anything to convince their radical base that President Obama is failing, even though the facts show the contrary.”
Reid poked fun at Donald Trump’s slogan, arguing that America is “great already” and insisting that the country is improving each and every day (thanks to Democratic policies, of course) despite obstacles like congressional filibustering.
Editor’s note: This is a bit sad. After all of his time in the Senate, he see’s the end and appears to be losing control and perspective. No one expecting to be re-elected would make such a speech on the Senate floor.